Science, Math and Test Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

Question: It’s 120 miles to Atlanta and you drive there at 60 miles per hour. How long will it take you to get to Atlanta?

Are you thinking about solving the problem or are you thinking, “Oh no. It’s one of those word problems?” If you are thinking “Oh no,” then you may be experiencing science and math anxiety.

BreakThru Learning Objectives

  • Explain why anxiety is described as a learned behavior.
  • Describe the relationship between anxiety and memory; give personal examples.
  • List the methods you have or wish to implement to reduce anxiety and improve your STEM performance.